Our family at Subaru Santa Monica near Torrance, CA, is proud to report great news about the Subaru Forester and Subaru Ascent. Both scored awards in the category of Best New SUV for Teens in their price range. U.S. News & World Report selected the winners. Selection criteria included advanced safety and connectivity features available as standard as well as high scores from the IIHS.

Award-Winning, Teen-Friendly Safety and Tech: the Subaru Forester and Ascent

All contenders for the above awards have trend-forward safety features standard, including

  • Forward collision warning
  • Forward automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist

The above features are but a few comprising the Subaru EyeSight Driver-Assist Tech, a suite of award-winning safety technology. It also includes lifesaving features like Sway Control, Throttle Management, and Lead Vehicle Start Alert.

In addition, both the Subaru Ascent and Forester received the highest IIHS ratings of 'Superior' for their front crash prevention. This detail adds another layer of security to the experience of daily commutes through Burbank.

Subaru Forester and Subaru Ascent Connectivity Services

When examining contenders for these awards, U.S. News & World Report also evaluated connectivity features emphasizing parent-directed teen driver controls. That's why the Subaru Forester and Ascent were such strong contenders. They both offer the option of Subaru's Starlink Safety Plus & Security Plus Package.

The service adds remote convenience controls, like

  • Remote engine start
  • Lock/unlock doors
  • Remote cabin preconditioning

The same service also allows parents to input controls remotely, like restrictions on boundaries, speed, and curfew. Parents receive alerts via the service when their teen driver exceeds preset boundaries, speed, or curfew. Other features of the service ensure you and your teen can access help on roads around Redondo Beach and beyond when necessary.

The Subaru Forester and Ascent offer much more than can be explained here. See their exterior and interior styling for yourself. Explore safety and connectivity features during a test drive around West Hollywood. Our team in Santa Monica looks forward to meeting you.

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